Rotherham manager Taylor happy for Jones over Southampton move

Rotherham United manager Matt Taylor is happy for Nathan Jones over his move to Southampton.

Jones left Luton for Saints last week.

“It’s great to see British managers who have learnt their trade in the Championship getting their opportunity at the top level,” said Taylor to the Yorkshire Post.

“I know Nathan well from our days together at Charlton. He’s someone who’s done it the right way, he’s earned his stripes and worked through the football pyramid from Under-21s to senior level.

“He’s got teams promoted and had success and has done a consistent job. Full credit to him and we wish him all the best.

“He had that period at Stoke where it didn’t quite work out and I’m sure he’ll have learnt a lot from that.

“Sometimes you have to go through that as a manager, the difficult times help you learn more about yourself.

“It’s good that he’s been recognised and it’s as the way football should be. It doesn’t happen often enough.

“There are various trends that continue to happen, getting the fashionable German or Spanish coach, an Italian or a Dutchman.

“They don’t always work and you need to get rewarded for consistent performances as a player or as a manager, and Nathan has done that.”